chinnamani kovilile

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 121/365 – Chinnamani Kovilile

Balu Mahendra never comes with song situations without reason. Vanna Vanna Pookal is about a young man who falls in love with a woman who has eloped from her to...

/ April 4
Barla Barla

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 120/365 – Barla Barla

This song is what I call a Ilaiyaraaja Genre – A folkish tune but the interludes are filled with western wind instruments and techno beats  – the seamless transition will...

/ April 3
adi kaana karunguyile

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 119/365 – Adi Kaana Karunguyile

Poonthotta Kavalkaran was directed by Senthilnathan – son of Jambulingam who directed Nam Naadu with MGR. He went on to make many other movies but none made a mark like...

/ April 2
siru kootula

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 118/365 – Siru Kootula

Paandi Naatu Thangam is an album that every Ilaiyaraaja fan should have on their playlist. The entire album is a folk-based brilliance with some beautiful lyrics from Gangai Amaren. If...

/ March 31
raasave unnai vidamatten

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 117/365 – Raasave Unnai Vidamatten

It’s indeed true that Rajkiran gets the best folk based songs from Ilaiyaraaja (along with Ramarajan). It could be because of the stories that stuck to the roots or the...

/ March 30
alli thandha bhoomi

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 116/365 – Alli Thandha Bhoomi

The series had to take a break because I wrote a post on Ilaiyaraaja Copyrights Issue and I didn’t want to dilute the problem. I am in back in the...

/ March 29
ilaiyaraaja spb issue

The Case for Ilaiyaraaja

When someone complaints on the social media, he becomes the hero, and the appellee becomes the villain. This forms the crux of the issue between Ilaiyaraaja and SP Balasubramanhyam Ilaiyaraaja...

/ March 20
paaku vethalai

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 115/365 – Paaku Vethalai

My Dear Marthandan is an album that I go back to every now and then due to sheer enjoyment that it gives me. The songs are exuberant (except for a sad...

/ March 17
disco sound

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 114/365 – Disco Sound

Warning: Please use your headphones when you listen. Some sounds in the song are NOT SAFE FOR WORK. I took a break yesterday as I didn’t want to do anything but...

/ March 16
disco queen

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 113/365 – Disco Queen

I didn’t know about this song until recently. It was intriguing initially, and Sivakumar’s antics didn’t help much. At first, it will sound like electronic-pop to you, then the song...

/ March 14